The golden rules of athleisure

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Marianne Cecilie Huseby

Be it on the way to work, school, over a lunch with your friends or even drinks; performance wear for women of all ages has become fashionable. This so-called «athleisure trend» is believed to be a result of people not only looking at fitness as a hobby, but also as an all-around lifestyle. In other words; the perfect trend for a KT-girl.

But what may pass for sporty chic on a blogger, sipping a post-workout shake at a fancy juice bar – might not have quite the same charm on a student who squeezed in a spin class before school … with little time for an outfit change.

The latest KT spring active wear collection has blurred the lines between locker room and your everyday wardrobe, to create something you can wear comfortably and fashionably anywhere.

Follow star stylist Caroline Skjelbred´s five golden rules for working your gym wear into your lifestyle.


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  1. 1. Invest in quality pieces  

The athleisure trend is a perfect way of keeping comfortable and trendy in a hectic lifestyle. But there is a small catch: While you'll feel relaxed in such pieces, you risk looking sloppy. So, don´t just throw on an old tee and sweat pants. Invest in quality pieces that mix function and fashion. This way, you can go straight from class to the gym while still looking sharp!  

2. Mix masculine and feminine

A cool way of working the athleisure trend into your everyday wardrobe is to mix more masculine pieces with feminine ones. Throw on a bomber over your favourite dress, or combine it with a tight skirt. Leave your heels at home and go for a pair of sporty, clean sneakers – comfy and cool!

3. Accessorize accordingly

Gold hoop earrings or a thin chain necklace will glam up a sporty look. Nineties inspiration at its finest! A cap adds a cool touch to your look, and don’t forget your favourite bag! Classy chic and sporty.

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4. A Sporty Parka Transforms Any Outfit

You don´t need to abandon your signature style to follow this trend. Investing in a sporty, urban parka will give any outfit an athleisure expression. Tighten the waistband of your jacket to enhance your silhouette and create a more sophisticated look - or add a hoodie inside to go all in.

5. Play with patterns

Style with tone on tone matching colours for a soft, «Kardashian» (if you will) discrete-look. Or make it more interesting by adding a patterned garment to your outfit.

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